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Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA

Nantucket is an island 30 miles (48 km) south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the United States. Nantucket is a tourist destination and summer colony. The island offers quiet harbors, dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches, lighthouses, beautiful old mansions , gardens and an interesting history.

The island’s long and rich history led the National Park Service to declare the entire island a National Historic District. Notable historical sites include the African Meeting House, Brant Point Light, the First Congregational Church, the Hadwen House, Main Street, the Maria Mitchell Association, the Nantucket Atheneum (local library), the Oldest House, the Pacific National Bank, the “Three Bricks” (which has a very interesting construction history), and the Whaling Museum. The majority of sites are within walking distance of each other.

Things to see and do

* Brant Point LIght
* Nantucket Whaling Museum
* Oldest House
* Great Point
* Old Windmill

General information

Cruise Season – May – Nov
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area – 123.8 sq. km’s
Population – 10,200 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Travel Links – Nantucket is served by Nantucket Memorial Airport.

Nantucket Regional Transit Authority (NRTA) operates seasonal island-wide shuttle buses to many destinations including Surfside Beach, Sconset, and the airport.

Nantucket can be reached by sea from the mainland by using one of three commercial ferry services or by private boat.

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